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Women X – New Human Ancestor? [history]

Well starting here in a few weeks I really want to start talking about history and entertainment in addition to new media marketing. These are two things in my life that I thoroughly enjoy. I’ve gone back and forth between doing it here on my website or doing it on another domain entirely. I’ve decided that I’ll do it here and see how it works out. My aim is to bring in history but add something, ask questions and explore how little we truly know and assume about us on this earth.

This story here in which a possible new human ancestor was found is yet possible proof that we know maybe half of what we think we know about early man.

While this story talks about how the DNA is significantly different from either Neanderthals or modern humans.

“It really just looked like something we had never seen before,” Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, told a telephone briefing.

I’d take a minor issue with this, yes, the DNA does seem to be different but their evidence is slim. It’s based on a small bone excavated from a cave. This is the only physical remains they have to go on. Because the single fragment is all that has been recovered, researchers are unable to determine what the species looked like, how they lived and how they came to disappear.

So a few my questions are… of the 500 or so generations that man has had is it possible that one person throughout that time could have some minor change in make up of DNA? What if this person was born and grew up next to some natural chemical fill, say sulfur ground or something? Would that alter DNA makeup of the mother, father, or generations?

Kind of hard to tell from a single finger…